Accelerated Testing - DO160 Shock Safety, G-Force Testing

RMTS offers a state-of-the art centrifuge for sustained acceleration testing for commercial and industrial products. This type of acceleration testing is also called g-force testing. The stresses placed on a product when subjected to increasing gravity load can be catastrophic in everyday product applications. Acceleration loads can cause structural problems such as deflection, fastener or hardware failure, problems with flow and pressure regulation, and a host of other issues.

Our product testing lab can configure g-force tests using various boom arm lengths and end-of-arm weights. For example, our boom configuration range is up to 400 rpm or about 150 g and can hold up to 100 lbs per boom end. We offer other boom configurations for heavier payloads and lower acceleration levels.

We have adjustable fixtures that allow the test product to be tilted and rotated in order to match combined load vector test requirements. Additionally, our testing equipment has wire feeds for input and output controls and loadings with power inputs to the test object.

    Centrifuge Features:

  • Rotating boom design will facilitate product orientation without elaborate fixturing.
         ▪  25 g’s at 400 lbs. total load.
  • (4) Channel digital PC based control system can be programmed for multiple ramps and dwell steps.
  • (24) Circuits rated 2A & (12) Circuits rated 10A

    Types of Acceleration Testing Performed:

  • Acceleration Cycling
  • Centrifuge Acceleration
  • Multi-Axis Acceleration Testing
  • Payload Analysis
  • Thrust Application Testing
  • MIL-STD-202
  • RTCA DO-160

    Acceleration Test Standards:

  • MIL-STD-750 method 2006
  • MIL-STD-202 E/F/G (Method 212)
  • MIL-STD-810 E/F/G (Method 513)
  • RTCA DO-160 E/F/G (Section 7 - Crash Safety Sustained)

Test Data Acquisition and Reporting:
Whatever your acceleration (g-force) testing needs, RMTS will provide you with answers, based on your exact requirements. We will consult with you on custom test protocols allowing for a very close approximation of the actual conditions that your product will endure. Custom test duration, visual inspection, and photos of units under test will be considered. Our experienced technicians adhere to the necessary safety precautions before, during and after the test. When testing is completed, you will receive a detailed and accurate testing report for your product qualification and third-party validation testing. Talk with one of our experts today if you're ready to test now or if you need assistance in developing an acceleration test specification.

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